Computergraphic Vistas showcases original computer graphic art by Walter Myers. Also referred to as "space art," these images strive to realistically present scenes from the Earth and worlds beyond the Earth with a high degree of scientific and historical accuracy.
Whenever Walter embarks on a new graphic, he refers to as much of the available data and photographs as possible. He has added commentary--and facts when available--to provide some context for the viewer.
Walter Myers is neither a professional astronomer, scientist, engineer, nor paleontologist. While Walter strives for accuracy in both the images and written text, there's no guarantee that he gets anything right.
Regarding the images of dinosaurs and prehistoric flora, it must be noted that the sciences of paleontology and paleobotany are very much a works in progress, with new discoveries--and revisions of old discoveries--being reported nearly every day. As is typical of the process of every science, paleontologists themselves are rarely united in their interpretation of the data. While every image on this website is carefully researched, reviewed, and researched again, the data aren't always available to fully vet every detail. Nevertheless the artist is obliged to make concrete decisions regarding every element in an image, from the shape of the landscape to variety and quantity of individual plants. As a result, the artist is at times left to making educated guesses based upon the best-available information.
These images have been published and exhibited the United States as well as in Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Clients include:
Publication and archival display quality versions of most of these copyrighted images are available. While NASA images, audio files and video generally are not copyrighted, all content on Computergraphic Vistas is. If you would like to know more, please .
Walter was born in Indiana in the USA just a few months following Sputnik One's entry into Earth orbit. He now lives near Chicago and is a freelance computer graphics artist, in addition to whatever other gigs he can drum up.
Walter's been a space enthusiast and interested in astronomy ever since he first looked to the sky as a child. His vocations have included graphic artist, photographer, computer programmer, web designer, instructional designer, and projected media designer. His space art strives toward photorealism, hopefully with the resultant image being more interesting and informative than anything a still camera can produce.
Walter is an artist member of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA).
Research for these images includes many published and online resources. These include:
Special thanks to Raul Lunia (AKA Dinoraul) for his brilliant 3D digital models of prehistoric fauna.
If these images pique your interest, you may want to check out these other sites:
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